Orthodontics, Porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, equilibractions and bite adjustments are different ways of calling bite correction. It could be claimed by anti-aging dentist, cosmetic dentist or any other dental procedure providing specialist. In general people who have popping and clicking jaw joints, headaches, grind teeth at night and age prematurely are said to have a bite disorder. To avoid these disorders, bite correction is recommended to them. Around 80% of adult population have this discrepancy and remain unaware of the stress and tension that it causes. Back aches might also be due to the muscle tension that forms from bad bite. Though some dentists call this a habit of oral compression, the actual cause is the misaligned position of the lower jaw.
Why choose Bite Correction
A bad bite is commonly known as malocclusion and will go unnoticed by you. You might even wonder why there is so much fuss about simple misalignment of teeth. This is because teeth that is aligned in the right manner will be at low risk of gum diseases. There are surgical as well as non-surgical ways for bite correction, depending on your condition. Jaw alignment without surgery is preferred over the other since it reduces the risk of undergoing surgery.
Symptoms of Bite Correction
If you have one of the following symptoms, you might be in need of bite correction:
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Low self-esteem because of large or small chins due to underbite or overbite
- Insomnia and snoring
- Collapsed bite and facial collapse
- Worn and uneven teeth
- TMJ clicking and popping when moving the jaw
- Pain or stiffness in the jaw
- Muscle tension and facial stress
Bite correction is an important way of getting maximum health without having to suffer from gum diseases and tooth decay.